Procedure to update links

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-09-20
What are the steps to update the links in the following scenario:

I have an excel file with a bunch of cells linked to File1 in Folder1.  I now want to update the links to link it to File1 in Folder2.  The format of the files in Folder1 and Folder2 is exactly the same.
Question by:dbfromnewjersey
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    Expert Comment

    Go to Data \ Edit links and you can change the source there.


    Author Comment

    I tried doing that and it just jams up.  That's why I had to come here to ask.
    I tried the following:

    Data / Edit Links / Change Source

    When I click Change Source, I then navigate to the folder and file I want to link to.  It just jams up.  The new source never shows up in the Edit Links window (whether it's supposed to, I don't know) or anything. Maybe it's jamming because there a lot of links to update?  There are links in approximately 5 columns and 200 rows in one worksheet.  Maybe it just takes a long time to update?
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    Accepted Solution

    It could take a while. Try doing it with both source files opened.

    Author Comment

    OK. It worked. Thanks. This whole thing is on a network drive, so apparently the server is really, really slow. I thought I was doing something wrong because the application was non-responsive for several minutes.

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